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June 20, 2022   The online edition of Foreign Affairs on June 13 carried an article headlined “The Real End of Pax Americana.” Its author is Mark Leonard, director of the European Council on Foreign...

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June 13, 2022   Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served as national security adviser to U.S. President Jimmy Carter, authored a book titled “The Grand Chessboard” 25 years ago. French demographer Emmanuel T...

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May 16, 2022   While events to mark the 50th anniversary of Okinawa’s reversion to Japan took place at various locations in Japan these days, I sensed little rejoicing from the bottom of heart expre...

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May 2, 2022   Changes in the international situation are prompting the need for Japan to amend the constitution. The Ukraine war has led North Atlantic Treaty Organization countries to enhance defen...

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April 4, 2022   The purpose of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization was "to keep the Russians out, the Americans in, and the Germans down," said Lord Hastings Ismay who served as military adviser ...

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March 14, 2022   Where has the time gone when postwar U.S. Presidents Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy hoisted flag of democracy and liberalism to lead the world brilliantly? A...

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February 21, 2022   The world is breathlessly watching whether Russian troops would invade Ukraine, wondering how large the potential war would be. Be that as it may, the United States’ and major Eu...

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February 7, 2022   I was startled when hearing the death of Shintaro Ishihara in a TV news program from 7 p.m. on February 1. This may be because the news came soon after I saw a video showing that ...

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January 31, 2022   “Germany is no longer a credible ally,” writes Tom Rogan, a foreign policy and national security writer for the conservative Washington Examiner magazine. “Germany often acts like...

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December 27, 2021   There may be three major trends towards the New Year in the international situation. First, the United Nations and other international organizations established just after World ...

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